Myopic traction maculopathy: Spectral domain optical coherence tomographic imaging and a hypothesized mechanism

William E. Smiddy, Sung Soo Kim, Brandon Lujan, Giovanni Gregori

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A patient with progressive visual loss and macular hole development due to progressive myopic traction maculopathy was studied- using spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT). A characteristic, deep retinal schisis-like change was clearly demonstrable. Progression to a full-thickness macular hole was documented. Postoperatively, the macular hole was closed, and the visual acuity was restored. SD-OCT imaging allowed better resolution of macular features but requires evaluation of all scan data. The source of progressive inner retinal traction may be the posterior extension of the taphyloma.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalOphthalmic Surgery Lasers and Imaging
Issue number4 SUPPL.
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2008
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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